Review Elements

  • PREVIOUS RATING: 8/10
  • ACCESSIBILITY: 7/10
  • HEAVINESS: 2/10
  • MELODIC: 7/10
  • ARTWORK & PACKAGING 8/10

Damanek's In Flight

8

OVERALL

8.0/10

Damanek’s In Flight album is the sophomore release from Guy Manning and crew. The album is due for release Oct 5th 2018. The name is a concatenation of DAniel Mash, Guy MANing and MerEK Arnold.

Going into the review I feel that I have to disclose that I am pretty fond on all the members of the band. I have seen Guy play at RoSfest and at a private show at my house. Dan Mash and Luke Machin I have seen play as Concrete Lake in Wales and in the Tangent in Quebec. Merek Arnold I have seen in Seven Steps to the Green Door in Rüsselsheim and at Summer’s End. I have seen Sean Timms as Unitopia play at Summers End, RoSfest, and in my house twice. Damanek I have seen once at Summer’s End too. Their previous album, On Track, I also declared as best UK album of 2017.

This album is another steady, quality album. While there may be no goosebump moments for me yet, there are two great songs on this album. Skyboat is wonderful, thanks to the choir that is featured on that particular song. The 30 minute Big Easters is a wonderful epic track.

I might suggest that you take at least one listen to this album with the liner notes as Guy’s lyrics are as important to him as the music. Not to mention, you will be rewarded for reading the lyrics which are poignant and introspective.

I have included a link to request Damanek’s In Flight Skyboat below, but the link will not work until the album’s release date.

ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS: Request Skyboat Here

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If you have never read the key for my ratings below please do so one time. I feel my ratings are tougher than my peers. Also Check my last.fm link to see how compatible our music tasts are.

https://www.last.fm/user/mon40/library/artists

Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

PREVIOUS BAND RATING
0: Never heard of them or debut album.
2: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
4: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
6: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
8: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
10: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
2: Weather Report
4: Zappa
6: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
8: Marillion – F.E.A.R
10: Kino – Picture

 

HEAVINESS EXAMPLES
2: IQ – Seventh House
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
10: Opeth – Black Water Park

MELODIC EXAMPLES:
2: Opeth – Black Water Park
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
10: IQ – Seventh House

OVERALL RATING:
2: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
4: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
6: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
8: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
10: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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